The Pacifica Foundation (Berkeley California) the
oldest network of non-commercial, community-based radio stations in the United
States, is seeking to hire a new General Manager at the following location:
– Berkeley, CA
TITLE: GENERAL MANAGER
STATUS: REGULAR FULL TIME
LOCATION: KPFA 94.1 FM –Berkeley, CA
BENEFITS: MEDICAL, DENTAL, LIFE, DISABILITY
(Upon Completion of Introductory Status)
Pacifica Foundation is a California Non-Profit Organization which operates five
radio stations. The Mission of the Pacifica Foundation includes operating radio
stations which will provide outlets for the creative skills and energies of the
community. To engage in activities that shall contribute to a lasting
understanding between nations and between the individuals of all nations,
races, creeds and colors; to gather and disseminate information on the causes
of conflict and to promote the study of political and economic problems and of
the causes of religious, philosophical and racial antagonisms to promote the
full distribution of public information, to employ varied sources in the public
presentation of accurate, objective, comprehensive news on all matters vitally
affecting the community.
Corporation services are provided in Berkeley, CA; North Hollywood, CA; Washington, D.C.; Houston, TX and New York, NY.
Full Pacifica Mission Statement: http://www.Pacifica.org
DEFINITION: The General Manager will
work under the supervision of the Executive Director. This is a full-time
exempt management position. The General Manager is responsible and
accountable for overall administration, personnel, programming, financing technical
operations and public relations of the station. Working with the staff,
the Local Station Board, and the community, the General Manager is responsible
for monitoring and guiding the station.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Included, but not limited to:
collaboration with the CFO, the Executive Director, and the Business Manager,
prepare the station's annual budget and present it to the Local Station Board
(LSB) and Pacifica National Board (PNB).
the fiscal integrity of the station through excellent quality programming that
meets community needs, increasing membership, profitable fundraising
activities, sound budget management, and compliance with Pacifica National
Board and Pacifica National Office policies and practices.
station budget and reports for revenue and expense oversight and ensure that a
balanced budget is maintained for the station. Comply with Board and National Office
transmitter function and compliance with all necessary local, state and Federal
laws and regulations.
maintenance of physical plant in conjunction with the Chief Engineer and
program content complies with all necessary State and Federal laws,
regulations, and requirements as well as the Pacifica Bylaws and other Pacifica
programming policies and requirements including the commitment to peace, social
justice and diversity.
coordination with the Program Director, present an annual program report to the
Executive Director, Local Station Board, and Pacifica National Board regarding
programming as it conforms to Pacifica’s Mission, PNB policies, and National
Office priorities and/or goals.
General Manager must oversee the Program Director to ensure continual
improvement in programming content, goals, initiatives and quality in
conformity with the Pacifica Mission so that it attracts a growing and diverse
maintain, and review programming goals and services to ensure that they align
with Pacifica’s Mission, commitment to peace, social justice and diversity as
stated in the Bylaws.
technical broadcast operations and program content, delivery, format, and
completion of and compliance with necessary public filed reports, annual CPB
Station Activity Surveys, FCC license renewal applications, EEOC mandates,
charity registration with state Attorney General, OSHA regulations, and all other necessary local,
State and Federal filing.
that a functional Community Advisory Board (CAB) is in existence at all times,
per CPB guidelines.
Pacifica National Board meetings four times a year.
14. Serve as
a non-voting member of the station's LSB, attending once per month as an
15. Select a
regular Program Director from a pool of candidates presented by the station's
Local Station Board.
16. Work with
the National and Local Elections Supervisors to implement Pacifica governance
election procedures and policies. Communicate Fair Campaign Provisions to
staff and ensure they are implemented. Provide office facilities to the
Local Elections Supervisor.
17. Report to
the PNB quarterly on the status of the diversity of station staffing,
programming and audience (data permitting) within the radio station signal
all station staff, paid and unpaid. Maintain records updated monthly of
all paid and unpaid staff, records to include program affiliation and work
19. Conduct annual
evaluations of paid staff.
trade union contracts, handle grievance process, and manage union employees.
all Pacifica procedures and State and Federal laws regarding employment
processing, recruitment and selection, hiring, termination and other personnel
actions and follow the Pacifica Foundation employment handbook, union
contracts, and whistle blower policy.
that public safety measures are in place at the station for paid and unpaid
staff, members of the general public, and visitors. Insure that sexual
harassment and diversity sensitivity training is completed by all staff in
compliance with California state law.
the station and Pacifica at public forums. Handle media relations for the
monthly reports to the listeners with time allotted for listener call-ins.
on air fund drives and devising with the Development Director, a strategy and
plan for fundraising in and outside the station.
with the Development Director, a strategy and plan for fundraising in and
outside the station.
that the station has a functioning website.
publication of programming schedules on the station's websites and in other
publication of appropriate station and network information, including those
required by law (i.e., EEOC) or by policy.
duties as assigned.
Job descriptions are
subject to change without notice based on the needs of The Pacifica Foundation
Education: Degree in broadcasting,
business, or similar education.
of six (6) years of related actual job experience, preferably in public
Skills and Abilities: Emphasis on communication
skills (written and oral); management skills (e.g., planning, motivating,
organizing, innovating, etc.); and industry skills (programming, marketing,
fund raising, etc.) Must be detail oriented.
Additional Skills and Characteristics: Ability
to think clearly and manage multiple changing priorities, and remain pleasant
and positive. Requires critical thinking and the ability to support
people with difficult challenges. Requires good judgment.
Agreement to binding arbitration is a requirement of acceptance of this
position. As the exclusive means of resolving any disputes arising pertaining to
this employment agreement, or yourself, including any tort claims, you may
submit any dispute to arbitration administered by an accredited arbitration
company, under its rules and procedures, and each party hereby consents to any
such dispute being so submitted. Judgment on the relief rendered in any
such arbitration may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. The
Pacifica Foundation shall bear the costs of the arbitrator, but the parties
shall bear their respective costs for all other expenses in bringing or
defending the arbitration petition.
License Required: Employment is contingent
upon proof of eligibility to work, 21 years of age or older, verification of
degree/credentials, satisfactory health exam, fingerprint clearance, agreement
to uphold all of the Pacifica Foundation Policies and Procedures,
Confidentiality Agreement, Policy on Outside Employment, Policy on
Prohibiting/Preventing Workplace Violence, Policy to Prohibit Harassment in the
Workplace, Policy on Ethics, adhere to a Drug-Free Workplace Policy, compliance
with Workplace Injury and Illness Prevention Policies, and compliance with
HIPAA Rules and Regulations.
The Pacifica Foundation IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
Pacifica Foundation does not discriminate on the basis of race, color,
ancestry, religious creed, national origin,
ethnicity, gender, age, marital status, disability, medical
condition, or sexual orientation.
Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Mail, E-Mail or FAX
Resumes or inquires to:
KPFA GM Search
1925 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Berkeley, CA 94704